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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation. Written by
Saso Koren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
no good or bad guys, just losers in a madness of civil war
One of the movies that really changes perspectives! It focuses on the cruelty of the war as it is and on the inner developments of the characters. We follow the lives and works of a group of Serbs in Bosnian Civil War, some of them natives, some from Serbia, with diverse backgrounds (from honest peasants to junkies and thieves). The characters are not labeled as good or bad but we see them doing bad things - killing and torching the villages. The other side, Bosniak Muslims, are viewed as no better or worse - same people from the same land with the same reasons in the war that brings forth the worst in men. The movie includes some of the best scenes I saw which explain the start of the war and human behavior in them. Yesterdays neighbors turn into fiends, some to protect their families other to make money pillaging... There are no winners, just losers. The only thing to object on would be that it is sometimes on the brink on becoming a bit too comical but comical in the way that "M.A.S.H." is comical on Korean War. All in all a must see for anyone searching for a movie that will shake his guts up.
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